VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5 Solar Energy Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5 Solar Energy Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
Construction and operation an expansive photovoltaic solar energy facility and associated infrastructure on approximately 1,963 acres of privately-owned land. Three separate Conditional Use Permits have been filed with the County, which together define the project sites (VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5). Collectively, the proposed projects involve the construction of up to 350 megawatt (MW) alternating current PV solar energy facility with an integrated 350 MW battery storage system (not to exceed 700 MW).The projects propose to utilize either thin film or crystalline solar PV technology modules mounted either on fixed frames or horizontal single-axis tracker (HSAT) systems. The projects would include electronic/electrical equipment, on-site substations, interconnection facilities, access roads and fencing. The electrical energy produced by the projects would be conducted through the projects’ interconnection facilities to the following: VEGA SES 2 - IID KN/KS Line; VEGA SES 3 - IID 161 kV “F” Transmission Line; and VEGA SES 5- IID 92 kV Midway Substation.

Contact Information

Patricia Valenzuela
Agency Name
Imperial County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
East Highland Canal Road/Wiest Road/Flowing Wells Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
025-010-006, 025-260-011, 025-270-023, 025-260-019, 025-260-022
State Highways
Union Pacific
Coachella Canal, East Highline Canal

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 350)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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